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The Spirit Thief Audiobook

The Spirit Thief

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Publisher's Summary

Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief.

But not just any thief. He’s the greatest thief of the age - and he’s also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he’s going to put his plan into effect.

The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he’ll need to steal some big things. But he’ll start small. He’ll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while.

Something like a king.

©2010 Rachel Aaron (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"After a slow start, debut author Aaron pulls the action together and turns in a romp of a lighthearted fantasy starring an absolutely darling rogue." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Oren 11-29-11
    Oren 11-29-11
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    "The full series is very good."

    The first book is good but the characters are better explored in the next two. All of them are well narrated and tie in nicely together.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coral 12-16-13
    Coral 12-16-13 Member Since 2008

    I hold a BA in History from York University of Toronto; a 3yr Diploma in Computer Networking from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I have been "reading" audio books sinces the late 80s and a member of Audible back to 2004. What a really like is a good long story preferable over 30 hours. :)

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    "Good Early Novel"

    Overall I wanted to like this novel. Eli Moonpress is an interest character; the magic in this world has it's flavor and does not come out sounding too much like a video game or another cookie cut system; Luke Daniels does a lives jobs of reading. The story line is good.

    The problem with the novel is that other then Eli the other characters felt to me very flat and unformed. They did not really seem to be anything other then dialog and a reason to change perspective. They we robbed of desire or personal motivation other then blunt and clear one surface one.

    It's not bad is just feels like a early novel where someone has mastered the art of creating characters who are real.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trish 03-22-12
    Trish 03-22-12
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    "Wish I could give it more stars!"

    Unbelievably good. I'm so glad I found this series. There wasn't one thing about this story that I didn't like (and that's rare!). Luke Daniels is an amazing narrator. I bought the other two in the series as soon as I finished this one. Brilliant!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Knapp 04-19-17
    Jane Knapp 04-19-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great First Book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Spirit Thief the most enjoyable?

    The action sequences were vivid.


    What did you like best about this story?

    More and more characters joined the story with unexpected plot twists


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    I liked that the narrator came across as a story teller rather than a person of many voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book was entertaining enough that I finished in one session. I had to find out how it ended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ttim San Francisco, CA, United States 04-04-17
    Ttim San Francisco, CA, United States 04-04-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting ideas but dreadful story"

    The premise to this book is that everything around us has its own spirit. Some people can communicate with

    these spirits. The good guys work wit spirits to achieve things while the bad guys dominate and control

    spirits in order to get what they want.

    Sadly, the story itself is shallow and cartoonish. One character imparticular is extremely annoying and to

    be honest its hard to care about any of them all that much.

    Save your credit and move on to something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Schaefer 02-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Rachel Aaron does it again"

    Another great book that did not disappoint.

    Rachel your characters are amazing and that is why I love your books.

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    Christopher 02-04-17
    Christopher 02-04-17
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    "Decent."

    Good enough to enjoy listening to, but the adjectives and descriptions are often inconsistent and overblown. The audio levels are also really unbalanced. Some parts were very loud, and some were too soft to understand.

    A decent story with potential, and good world-building. Rough edges.

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    Lisa 09-14-16
    Lisa 09-14-16
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    "why do women write women characters that need ..."

    someone to rescue them? Luke Daniels makes it okay to listen to. just an ok read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael United States 07-18-16
    Michael United States 07-18-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Good for multiple ages"

    I liked the book, my 17 year old liked it and my 11 year old just finished it and can't wait for book two. So nice to have a book that we can all enjoy and talk about. The narrator was great with the various voices.

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    D. Runyon 06-08-16
    D. Runyon 06-08-16
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    "Wizards and spirit protectors"

    Everything, and I do mean everything, comes to life. Not my style, story was one big battle of the wills and power.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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